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BMW has confirmed plans to build M versions of the X5 and X6 in 2015. The high performance SUVs will be powered by a 575PS 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 and both will be capable of covering 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds. The BMW X5 M and X6 M will be priced at £90,170 and £93,070.
Ford has announced the first ever diesel Focus ST. The diesel hot hatch arrives alongside a general refresh of the current Focus ST, which is now priced from £22,195 in basic ST1 trim. That price applies to both the petrol and diesel versions.
Mazda has announced plans to launch a new CX-3 crossover. The Nissan Juke rival will get its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and should reach the UK in 2015.
The tyre repair kit is on the rise, the result of which is the slow death of the spare wheel – almost 50 per cent of new cars now come with a repair kit where you might expect the spare wheel to be.
If you’re really against the trend towards puncture repair kits and simply must have a spare wheel with your new car, then look no further than these ten manufacturers.
So, here are the 10 cars whose spare tyres will deflate your bank balance most significantly, in reverse order.
Our investigation into the proliferation of tyre repair kits and the subsequent cost of optional spare wheels has revealed wild variation in prices from one manufacturer to the next. The following is a list of the cheapest spare wheel options from the mainstream manufacturers.
Despite almost half of all new cars on sale in 2014 coming with a tyre repair kit as standard, and over a quarter having a spacesaver spare, there are still a good number of cars with a proper, full-sized spare wheel on the standard equipment list. Here are 20 of them.
Superseding the Kuga’s 2.0 TDCi engine, a unit that has accounted for 95 per cent of Kuga sales in the UK in 2014 so far, the new 2.0-litre Euro 6 compliant diesel delivers 180PS and 400Nm, a 10 per cent power hike. Despite that, it emits 19g/km less CO2.
SUVs have plenty of appeal, with rugged styling, a raised driving position and improved practicality. So which ones are proving popular?
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Cars On Sale In August 2014
The third-generation Audi TT has made its world debut featuring evolutionary styling and a familiar range of engines.
The Volkswagen Golf GTE is designed to combine the efficiency of a hybrid with the handling and all-round kudos of a Golf GTI.
Cars On Sale In September 2014
The new Renault Twingo has been unveiled at Geneva and gets an unusual rear engined and rear-wheel drive design.
The new five-door MINI hatch will go on sale this autumn with prices starting at £15,900 - a premium of £600 over the three-door.
The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's first ever MPV as well as its first front-wheel drive car. It will share engines with the MINI.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate will be bigger, more luxurious and available with a range of hybrid engines.
Nissan has revealed a new hatchback called the Pulsar which is designed to compete with the likes of and Ford Focus.
SEAT has added a ruggedly styled, all-wheel drive version of the Leon ST to its range, called the X-Perience
Cars On Sale In October 2014
Vauxhall has revealed the first images of the new Corsa, which is expected to arrive in UK showrooms before the end of the year.
The quirkily styled C4 Cactus is likely to rival vehicles like the Nissan Juke when it goes on sale in the UK in late 2014.
The new Jeep Renegade - a small SUV based on the Fiat 500L - made a surprise appearance at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is packed with new technology including tilting suspension. Expect a £100k price tag.
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